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The First Draft. . . Moby Duck.
"But if they're banned, where will I find poetry in the unexpected?"
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Edit the Author 6-7
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Death of Salesperson
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Kafka, Age Ten
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Don Quixote in the Hamptons
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T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
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Guy de Maupassant
3:00 PM MEET THE AUTHOR. . .
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"Infusion break, honey bun."
"Believe me-if you could see yourself, you'd drop the whole idea!"
Ms. Bronte has a bad Eyre day.
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"Are you familiar with the poetry of John Donne?"
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"Well, it works for Susan Sontag."
"Very few new ideas come into Arthur's head anymore. He's living on his fat."
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"I did the math. If we want to read all of Proust in this lifetime, we have to start tomorrow morning."
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"I got your Postum, but they were right out of twenty-five-cent Marianne Moore stamps."
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"This poem was written at a time in my life when I wrote a poem."
"I think it's unquestionably the finest letter you've ever written to the 'Yale Alumni Magazine.'"
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Jane Austen Powers
"Someone to collect your works, dear."
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